Kolta in India


Joshua Project has identified the Kolta only in India

Population

623,000

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Introduction / History

The Kolta community is distributed in the Balangir, Sambalpur and Sundargarh districts of Orissa. There are a number of gotras among the Kolta such as Balabhadra, Kashyapa, Bharadwaj and Ganesh. They use surnames such as Bhoi, Biswal, Padhan, Sahu and Samal.

The Kolta speak the Oriya language and use the Oriya script. They are also conversant with Hindi and Bengali. Their marriage rituals are performed at the bride's residence and the eldest son inherits authority in the family. Divorce and remarriages are allowed. The dead are cremated.

The Kolta are a land owning community who are mainly engaged in cultivation, cattle and goat rearing. Rice is their staple cereal. Some of them are teachers, engineers and doctors.

Social control is exercised by the community councils such as the Jati Sabha and Mahasabha. Traditionally they accept water and cooked food from the Brahman and Karan and accept only water from the Dumala and Gaudh. They share the same religious shrines with other communities.

The Koltas profess Hinduism and worship the gods namely, Ganesh, Lakshmi, Samaleswari, Patneswari and other deities. They observe the Chait Parab, Makara and Nuakhia festivals. They play musical instruments like Dhole or drum, Ektara or a string instrument and the flute.

Religion: Hindu


Prayer Points

* For the salvation of the Pano people and that God may send several Christian workers to work among them and meet their spiritual and physical needs.
* For the Christian media to reach and touch them through their regional forms and language.


Profile Source:   India Missions Association - Edited by Philipose Vaidyar  Copyrighted ©   Used with permission  

People Name General Kolta
People Name in Country Kolta
Population in India 623,000
World Population 623,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Caulota, Kasbi, Kasbi Khelna, Khelda, Khelna, Khelta, Kolota, Kuta, Kutamali
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Oriya
People Name General Kolta
Ethnic Code CNN25l
People ID 17251
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 21  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file:  14  (up to 20 largest shown)
Odisha (445,000) Chhattisgarh (154,000) Uttar Pradesh (22,000) Madhya Pradesh (18,000)
Andhra Pradesh (3,400) Assam (1,600) Jharkhand (700) West Bengal (600)
Delhi (400) Uttarakhand (100) Maharashtra (100) Bihar (60)
Tripura (30) Rajasthan (10)
Total States on file:  14  (up to 20 largest shown)
Odisha (445,000) Chhattisgarh (154,000)
Uttar Pradesh (22,000) Madhya Pradesh (18,000)
Andhra Pradesh (3,400) Assam (1,600)
Jharkhand (700) West Bengal (600)
Delhi (400) Uttarakhand (100)
Maharashtra (100) Bihar (60)
Tripura (30) Rajasthan (10)
Languages & Dialects on file:  17  (up to 20 largest shown)
Oriya (515,000) Chhattisgarhi (85,000) Hindi (41,000) Kui (5,400)
Malvi (1,800) Munda (700) Kurux (400) Assamese (400)
Bengali (400) Koda (200) Garhwali (100) Pengo (80)
Santhali (40) Ho (40) Kuvi (40) Mundari: Bhumij (20)
Kharia
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Oriya 515,000 Chhattisgarhi 85,000
Hindi 41,000 Kui 5,400
Malvi 1,800 Munda 700
Kurux 400 Assamese 400
Bengali 400 Koda 200
Garhwali 100 Pengo 80
Santhali 40 Ho 40
Kuvi 40 Mundari: Bhumij 20
Kharia 10

For Main Lanugage: Oriya


Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1811-1956)
New Testament Yes   (1809-2000)
Complete Bible Yes   (1815-2004)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible-in-Your-Language Text / Printed Matter
Bibles, Bible League Text / Printed Matter
Following Jesus (India) Film / Video
Four Spiritual Laws General
God's Story Video Film / Video
Gods Simple Plan General
Got Questions Ministry General
Jesus Film: view in Oriya Film / Video
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Film / Video
My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime) Film / Video
Online Bible (Bibles India) Text / Printed Matter
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Online Scripture (Talking Bibles) Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project) Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project) Film / Video
World Missionary Press Booklets Text / Printed Matter
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Photo Source: Anonymous  
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: India Missions Association - Edited by Philipose Vaidyar  Copyrighted ©   Used with permission  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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